noun Judaism a prayer consisting of a varying number of blessings recited while the worshippers stand.
C19: Heb., lit. 'standing'.

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  • AMIDAH — (Heb. עֲמִידָה; standing ), the core and main element of each of the prescribed daily services. In talmudic sources it is known as Ha Tefillah ( The Prayer par excellence). As its name indicates, the Amidah must be recited standing. Other names… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Amidah — The Amidah (Hebrew: תפילת העמידה, Tefilat HaAmidah The Standing Prayer ), also called the Shmona Esre (שמנה עשרה, Shmonah Esreh The Eighteen [‏Blessings‏] ), is the central prayer of the Jewish liturgy. As Judaism s prayer par excellence , the… …   Wikipedia

  • Amidah — Amida (judaïsme) Religion Religions abrahamiques : Judaïsme Christianisme Islam     …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amidah — /ah mee dah/, n. Judaism. a liturgical prayer that is recited in standing position at each of the three daily services and consists of three opening blessings, three closing blessings, and one intermediate blessing on the Sabbath and holy days… …   Universalium

  • Amidah — Das Achtzehnbittengebet (auch:Achtzehngebet) (Tefillah) ist ein Hauptgebet im jüdischen Gottesdienst. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Inhalt und Struktur 2 Ursprung 2.1 Die Hinzufügung der 12. Benediktion 3 Weblinks // …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amidah (disambiguation) — Amidah can refer to:*Amidah, the central prayer of the Jewish service *Amida or Amitabha, an important Buddha in East Asian Buddhism …   Wikipedia

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  • LITURGY — has conventionally been understood as the words that Jews recite in public worship. While written words are almost all that remains from earlier times, the study of liturgy today understands that the ways that these words are performed shapes… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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